Current Event 3/31/12

Berlin has confirmed its support for Palestine as of March 29, 2012. For the second time, the German-Palestinian council met to confirm strategies and positive relations. Included in these talks was an agreement to provide Palestine with 70 million euros, 40 million to be used for development. This intention was announced by German foreign minister Guido Westerwelle, who also said that Germany supports the creation of a Palestinian state. Founded in 2010, the German-Palestinian council has intentions to further the agenda of the Palestinian people, and this support is gratefully received by Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad, who also praised the unification of the EU on this issue. Despite reports of Chancellor Angela Merkel's annoyance with the policy, the government maintains it is united on the Palestinian issue.
The German position on the highly controversial Palestine issue is yet another mark of an increasingly progressie government. Westerwelle, the Bundestag and Bundesrat, and Merkel have had to cooperate both among each other and with the public to form the German-Palestinian council. Their views may yet prove hazardous in relations with the US or Israel, but as it stands now Germany is a leader in yet another area of international affairs, showing strength and consistency much desired from European nations. The cooperation of the EU in this issue is also a key point, showing common EU goals and interests that transcend the debt crisis and make Europe and Germany key players in the rebuilding of the Middle East.

No comments:

Post a Comment